Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Puzzled by Math?

By the Numbers...
John D. Barrow’s One Hundred Essential Things You Didn’t Know You Didn’t Know : Math Explains Your World asks one hundred different questions. The answers humorously explain the math we see in our everyday lives. Filled with interesting factoids about the math behind everything from uncooked spaghetti to winning the lottery; from Google hits to how to calculate the number of guards needed to man an art museum, Barrow's book is very entertaining.

If you read it, you may be surprised and pleased to learn
just how much you know about math.

Post by Bev Simmons